The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 89 107 81
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -26
Permanent jobs citing SLA 206 149 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 2.81% 2.16% 3.27%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 31.12% 29.33% 34.23%
Number of salaries quoted 151 127 200
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.87%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £18,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,657 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.85% +1.87%
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
662 508 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.03% 7.38% 9.57%
Number of salaries quoted 536 410 559
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 83 £32,500 -12.16% 13
Cheshire +19 72 £33,250 +30.39% 14
Merseyside +7 24 £52,500 +31.25% 2
Cumbria +8 5 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Lancashire -5 1 £22,000 +20.54% 1
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 181 (43.20%) ITIL
2 122 (29.12%) Finance
3 111 (26.49%) Microsoft
4 107 (25.54%) Windows
5 91 (21.72%) VMware
6 90 (21.48%) SQL
7 81 (19.33%) Service Delivery
8 78 (18.62%) Change Management
9 75 (17.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 69 (16.47%) Active Directory
11 67 (15.99%) MS Excel
12 64 (15.27%) Service Management
13 58 (13.84%) SAN
14 56 (13.37%) Disaster Recovery
15 51 (12.17%) Degree
16 49 (11.69%) HP
17 48 (11.46%) Oracle
17 48 (11.46%) SQL Server
18 45 (10.74%) NetApp
19 44 (10.50%) UNIX
20 43 (10.26%) MS Office
21 42 (10.02%) MS Exchange
21 42 (10.02%) WAN
21 42 (10.02%) Problem Management
22 40 (9.55%) Citrix
22 40 (9.55%) Linux
23 38 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
24 37 (8.83%) Cisco
25 34 (8.11%) LAN
25 34 (8.11%) EMC

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (10.02%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.82%) Lync
4 12 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.39%) TIBCO EMS
7 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.91%) IIS
8 6 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.43%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.19%) CMS
10 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.95%) Apache
10 4 (0.95%) TPMS
11 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 67 (15.99%) MS Excel
2 43 (10.26%) MS Office
3 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.24%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.10%) SAP FI
1 13 (3.10%) SAP FI/CO
1 13 (3.10%) SAP CO
2 12 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (2.39%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.19%) Oracle iProcurement
5 5 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (1.19%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 4 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.48%) SAP MDM
7 2 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.53%) Cloud Computing
2 13 (3.10%) SaaS
3 5 (1.19%) Office 365
3 5 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (13.84%) SAN
2 42 (10.02%) WAN
3 34 (8.11%) LAN
4 23 (5.49%) TCP/IP
5 22 (5.25%) Wireless
6 18 (4.30%) NAS
7 17 (4.06%) DNS
7 17 (4.06%) Wi-Fi
8 16 (3.82%) Firewall
9 11 (2.63%) VPN
10 10 (2.39%) Internet
11 7 (1.67%) VLAN
11 7 (1.67%) LDAP
12 6 (1.43%) ADSL
12 6 (1.43%) DHCP
12 6 (1.43%) DMZ
13 5 (1.19%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.19%) HTTP
13 5 (1.19%) Structured Cabling
14 4 (0.95%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (11.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (3.34%) DB2
4 12 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.67%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (1.19%) DTS
8 5 (1.19%) Big Data
9 4 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.95%) MS Access
9 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.72%) Subversion
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.48%) MSI
3 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 122 (29.12%) Finance
2 27 (6.44%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.21%) Retail
4 24 (5.73%) Back Office
5 14 (3.34%) Legal
6 12 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 12 (2.86%) Billing
7 9 (2.15%) Banking
8 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.95%) Publishing
10 3 (0.72%) Advertising
10 3 (0.72%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) French Language
11 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.24%) German Language
12 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 100 (23.87%) Analyst
2 49 (11.69%) Service Analyst
3 46 (10.98%) Service Manager
4 43 (10.26%) Support Analyst
5 39 (9.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 36 (8.59%) Consultant
7 26 (6.21%) Support Engineer
8 22 (5.25%) Developer
9 21 (5.01%) Applications Support
9 21 (5.01%) Administrator
10 20 (4.77%) Services Delivery Manager
10 20 (4.77%) Technical Specialist
10 20 (4.77%) Delivery Manager
11 19 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (4.30%) Technical Support
13 17 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (4.06%) Team Leader
14 16 (3.82%) IT Support
15 14 (3.34%) Support Manager
15 14 (3.34%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.92%) Web Services
2 27 (6.44%) .NET
3 18 (4.30%) WCF
4 16 (3.82%) .NET Framework
5 12 (2.86%) .NET Remoting
5 12 (2.86%) LINQ
5 12 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 11 (2.63%) Middleware
6 11 (2.63%) XML
7 10 (2.39%) JMS
8 9 (2.15%) SOAP
8 9 (2.15%) RESTful
9 8 (1.91%) XSLT
10 7 (1.67%) XSD
11 5 (1.19%) WinForms
12 4 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.95%) Memcached
13 3 (0.72%) HTML
13 3 (0.72%) J2EE
14 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.21%) Computer Science
1 26 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.01%) Replication
3 18 (4.30%) e-Health
3 18 (4.30%) Client/Server
4 17 (4.06%) Firmware
5 16 (3.82%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.58%) CLARiiON
6 15 (3.58%) Blackberry
7 14 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (3.10%) Symmetrix DMX
8 13 (3.10%) EMC Centera
9 8 (1.91%) Statistics
9 8 (1.91%) FlexPod
10 6 (1.43%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.43%) Clustering
10 6 (1.43%) Thin Client
11 5 (1.19%) iPhone
12 4 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.95%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 107 (25.54%) Windows
2 44 (10.50%) UNIX
3 40 (9.55%) Linux
4 33 (7.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (7.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.06%) Windows 7
7 15 (3.58%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.34%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (2.63%) AIX
10 5 (1.19%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.19%) Windows NT
10 5 (1.19%) zOS
10 5 (1.19%) MVS
10 5 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.48%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (43.20%) ITIL
2 81 (19.33%) Service Delivery
3 78 (18.62%) Change Management
4 64 (15.27%) Service Management
5 56 (13.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 42 (10.02%) Problem Management
7 33 (7.88%) Capacity Management
8 31 (7.40%) Incident Management
9 30 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (7.16%) Project Management
10 26 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (5.25%) Change Control
13 21 (5.01%) Root Cause Analysis
13 21 (5.01%) Line Management
13 21 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
13 21 (5.01%) OO
14 20 (4.77%) Risk Management
14 20 (4.77%) Asset Management
15 19 (4.53%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 90 (21.48%) SQL
2 34 (8.11%) Java
3 24 (5.73%) PowerShell
4 22 (5.25%) C#
5 17 (4.06%) Shell Script
6 16 (3.82%) VB
7 15 (3.58%) T-SQL
8 13 (3.10%) ABAP
8 13 (3.10%) Python
9 10 (2.39%) Ruby
10 7 (1.67%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.67%) Perl
10 7 (1.67%) XPath
11 6 (1.43%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.19%) PHP
13 4 (0.95%) Korn
13 4 (0.95%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.72%) VBScript
15 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 51 (12.17%) Degree
2 38 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (7.64%) MCSE
4 25 (5.97%) MCP
4 25 (5.97%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (5.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (5.25%) MCITP
8 21 (5.01%) CCNA
9 17 (4.06%) Security Cleared
10 14 (3.34%) SC Cleared
11 12 (2.86%) MCSA
12 10 (2.39%) CCNP
12 10 (2.39%) MCTS
13 8 (1.91%) CCA
13 8 (1.91%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.95%) NCDA
15 3 (0.72%) CISM
15 3 (0.72%) CISSP
15 3 (0.72%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.82%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 75 (17.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (16.47%) Active Directory
3 24 (5.73%) VMware ESX
4 20 (4.77%) VMware Server
5 18 (4.30%) VMFS
5 18 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (4.30%) vCloud
6 14 (3.34%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.91%) vSphere
8 4 (0.95%) Varnish
8 4 (0.95%) Postfix
8 4 (0.95%) Squid
9 3 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.48%) NFS
10 2 (0.48%) MetaFrame
10 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.24%) Xen
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 15 (3.58%) SCCM
2 12 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 10 (2.39%) SCOM
3 10 (2.39%) TIBCO Hawk
4 9 (2.15%) Tivoli
4 9 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (1.19%) OpenView
5 5 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (0.95%) Nagios
6 4 (0.95%) Puppet
6 4 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.95%) Icinga
7 3 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (0.72%) Nessus
8 2 (0.48%) WSUS
8 2 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.48%) DameWare
9 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.24%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 111 (26.49%) Microsoft
2 91 (21.72%) VMware
3 49 (11.69%) HP
4 48 (11.46%) Oracle
5 45 (10.74%) NetApp
6 40 (9.55%) Citrix
7 37 (8.83%) Cisco
8 34 (8.11%) EMC
9 20 (4.77%) CA
10 18 (4.30%) SAP
11 12 (2.86%) SolarWinds
12 11 (2.63%) Symantec
13 10 (2.39%) TIBCO
13 10 (2.39%) Hitachi
13 10 (2.39%) JBoss
14 8 (1.91%) Avaya
14 8 (1.91%) Apple
14 8 (1.91%) McAfee
14 8 (1.91%) Sophos
15 7 (1.67%) RainStor
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 10 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Barrow-In-Furness
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £0.00 - £1 per annum + Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The People Experts
Posted: 5 days ago
Rochdale
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £14000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + 6k car allowance + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago